Hunger Preventing Ghanaians From Donating Blood

THE Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has attributed the inability of Ghanaians to donate  blood on regular basis to hunger.

According  to  him,  conditions  in Ghana today make it difficult for people to eat good  nutritious food  to be  able to  build  their  blood  cells and donate blood to help save lives.

“Ghanaians are hungry and are suffering because of the bad economic policies  by the  Mahama led administration.  The little food Ghanaians eat, lack the appropriate nutritional value. This is affecting our blood donating capacities,” he said.

The Atwima  Mponua MP made these  assertions  while  contributing  to a

statement  made  by the  MP for Offinso  North,  Augustine Collins Ntim, to mark this year’s  observance of the   World  Day  for  Blood  Donation.

Mr. Asiamah has therefore, called on the government to streamline its economic policies to make it possible for Ghanaians to eat well so that they can confidently donate blood to help save lives.

On his  part, the former  health minister  who is  also the NDC ‘s  MP for  Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, called for a nationwide campaign  to motivate  Ghanaians  to donate more blood to help save lives.

He called for the establishment of blood donor clubs in schools so that, the students could be properly groomed through exercises and proper nutrition to enable them to donate more blood.

Similarly, he called for the authentication of the legislation regarding the operations of the National Blood Transfusion Service so that they could come out with artificial blood products to support the blood donation process.

In another development, the Deputy Minister of  Roads  and  Highways, Isaac Adjei Mensah, has  indicated to Parliament that,  six  contractors  have  been shortlisted  to  meet  his  ministry  on June 24  to deliberate  on  how  well the  ministry’s  plans to construct  carriageways  and expansion of the  lanes  on the  Motorway  can be effectively carried  out.

While answering  a question  on what  plans his ministry has to ease  the traffic  congestion on the  Accra-Tema and Tema -Accra  motorway, he  said, the afore mentioned  plan is expected  to  further  reduce  the traffic  situation on the  motorway  even though recent  maintenance  works  carried out on the motorway had  eased  traffic significantly

By Yaw Kyei

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